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Frequent urination and abdominal pain in women pregnant?

Frequent urination and abdominal pain in women pregnant?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain and increased frequency of urination can be due to a number of factors. It could be due to a pregnancy with an ovarian cyst, threatened miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, urinary tract infection, and others. You should see your physician for evaluation to determine if you are pregnant and the cause of the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Abdominal Discomfort (Definition)

Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? ...Read more


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Can early pregnancy cause pressure in rectum. Tightening in vagina. Along with breast pain and lower abdominal pain. Have had PID before.

Can early pregnancy cause pressure in rectum. Tightening in vagina. Along with breast pain and lower abdominal pain. Have had PID before.

Yes: Early pregnancy can cause all those symptoms you describe. If you don't have foul discharge or fever, then hopefully not pid. If you're worried it wouldn't hurt to get checked to make sure as you wouldn't want to have cervical or uterine infection in pregnancy. But definitely the symptoms you describe can be due solely to early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Stomach pain in trimester of pregnancy?

Stomach pain in trimester of pregnancy?

Call your MD: There is not enough description to tell your anything other than call your md. ...Read more

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Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

Pain in the abdomen during urination-sign of periods or pregnancy?

May be neither: If this continues please d/w your physician to insure that you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Having discomfort in abdominal and around testicals?

Having discomfort in abdominal and around testicals?

Testalgia: Get examined. This should include a testicular and digital rectal exam. It may be prostatitis which is generally treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

Pain in right lower abdomen during intercourse, sign of pregnancy?

No: Early pregnancy sxs can include: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging more easily ; yawning. Take pregnancy test if late. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdomen after sex possible pregnancy?

Sharp pain in lower abdomen after sex possible pregnancy?

Pregnancy test.: Abdominal pain isn't a great indicator of pregnancy (it's too nonspecific). Some people who are pregnant have belly pains, and other people who are pregnant don't. The best thing to do is an at home urine pregnancy test. If it's negative and you still think you might be pregnant, do another test in 1 week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower abdomen in pregnancy?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

Missed 4 periods not pregnant lower back pain lower abdominal pain/burning pain in same area with sharp pains sometimes in back & abdoment. Causes?

4mo amenorrea: Hi Theresa. If def cnot pregnant, then you are having anovulatory cycles which are very long cycles. You can correct the cycles with hormones but wont improve fertility, and if u want to fall pregnant you will probably need clomid (clomiphene) etc to stimulate ovulation. The abdominal pain is prob pelvic congestion syn. See MD if no change at 6mo thx ...Read more

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Management of abdominal pains and burning micturation in pregnancy?

Management of abdominal pains and burning micturation in pregnancy?

Exam & urinalysis: Anytime in pregnancy that you have abdominal pain, you want to see your OB to determine if a miscarriage is occurring, infection, or preterm contractions after 2nd trimester. A urine test is needed if indeed you have burning & a careful exam to check for other causes of abdominal pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Twitching in lower abdomen, pregnancy signs?

Maybe: After 18-20 weeks pregnancy, pregnant women ill be "showing", with visible enlargement of the abdomen. Around that time, "quickening" occurs, which is the first sensation or perception of fetal movement. If you think you're pregnant, do a test and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight pain in lower abdomen during 19th week of pregnancy?

Please call your OB : Doc may or may not be significant your doc would want to know so your doc can decide if u need to be seen or have ultrasound, exam, etc. ...Read more

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Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Got pain in lower abdomen during pregnancy massage?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Danger if flank pain in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily...Could just be musculoskeletal pain from iup...Reccomend follow-up for evaluation of possible kidney infection. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain during 16 week pregnancy?

Anything: Lots of things could cause it. I assume you have had an ultrasound to confirm that it is an intra-uterine pregnancy and not ectopic. It could be stretching of the uterus, or the ligaments. Lots of aches and pains that will be new. Good luck, and congratulations- my son is the joy of my life! ...Read more

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Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Is cramping or stretching in lower abdomen and pelvic area  is normal during 4 months pregnancy (twin pregnancy).

Yes: Yes but get an ultrasound ASAP to make sure everything is okay with the twins. With twins, You should be getting ultrasound every trimester if available. Get a maternity back brace now if you can, to prevent the back pain you will likely develop soon. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal discomfort after monthly periods?

What causes abdominal discomfort after monthly periods?

Call ur gyn: first thing I think of is poss endometriosis which is difficult to diagnose. before I could give you an educated answer I would need more information from you. also some women tend to feel bloated before during and after their menes. either way I would have an gyn exam from your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Abdominal discomfort without pain when sleeping on my side?

Abdominal discomfort without pain when sleeping on my side?

Not enough info: Dear Unknown M151, Sorry there isn't enough info in your question for me to give an answer. Please see a healthcare professional for an exam. Regards, Dr. Cacho ...Read more

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Abdominal discomfort and bad acid reflux, what diet changes to help it go away?

Abdominal discomfort and bad acid reflux, what diet changes to help it go away?

Reflux and diet: Avoiding the things that incite the reflux, such as caffeine and greasy foods will immediately change how a person feels. The important thing to note is that abdominal discomfort and bad reflux imply that the situation is worse than just reflux and can be acid-related stomach disease such as gastritis or a brewing ulcer. Diet changes and otc medications are the first step! ...Read more

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Do the mild side effects such as abdominal discomfort when taking HRT settle down ?

Yes: If you have just started hormone replacement often the initial side effects will improve within a few weeks. If the symptoms persist you may need an adjustment in your regime. ...Read more

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Abdominal discomfort and swelling make me feel bad every night after dinner. What is it?

Diet, GI tract: Make sure you don't eat heavy meal too late at night or just before going to bed. Also be careful with spices, alcohol or caffeine products during the day. If despite doing this, symptoms persist, you will need further work up including abdominal ultrasound to look for your gallbladder and possible upper endoscopist. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic abdominal discomfort/pain with ibs? What do you recommend to relieve.

Can you have chronic abdominal discomfort/pain with ibs? What do you recommend to relieve.

Maybe, but...: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? R u sure you have ibs? ...Read more

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Would it be common to feel lower abdominal discomfort in the days leading up to your period?

Would it be common to feel lower abdominal discomfort in the days leading up to your period?

Yes it's possible: From the swelling of the uterus due to engorged blood vessels in the uterine wall. Other possibilities include intestinal, bladder, ovarian problems etc .Any persistent symptoms need further evaluation by your dr. Take care! ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal discomfort, and having hot flashes wondering if that's normal being pregnant?

I am experiencing  abdominal discomfort, and having hot flashes wondering if that's normal being pregnant?

Normal: News flash! You are pregnant, your uterus is growing rapidly(abdominal discomfort) and your hormones are on full tilt.(hot flashes). Unfortunately for you, this is not a "man bites dog" story. Good luck with your developing pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had spot bleeding for the past month and lower abdominal discomfort. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I have had spot bleeding for the past month and lower abdominal discomfort. Is this something I should be concerned about?

It's possible: Depending on your age the spot bleeding could be abnormal. Best to check in with your local gyn doc for an exam and history. Take a friend with you and expect that your doc will order/perform some tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Frequent lower abdominal discomfort, occasional sudden pain in lower left back that is accompanied with dizziness. Fatigue. What could this be?

Frequent lower abdominal discomfort, occasional sudden pain in lower left back that is accompanied with dizziness. Fatigue. What could this be?

Other symptoms?: Does it feel like a pulled muscle? How long does it last ? Have you tried any meds? Nausea? Fevers? Diarrhea? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? Causes include muscle strain, appy, gyne issues for females, herniae, colitises, enteritises, ibs, constipation. You should see your md for a complete history and physical exam. They may want to do studies as well. Fell better ...Read more

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I have constant cramp for a while. I am not feeling well with it and lower abdominal discomfort especially in the morning. Why in the morning?

I have constant cramp for a while. I am not feeling well with it and lower abdominal discomfort especially in the  morning. Why in the morning?

Cramping in the morn: I don't know if this is a sign of the beginning of a heavy period, but chronic abdominal cramping is not a normally occurring thing. The first thing is to make sure your dietary patterns are not unhealthy, and from there, you can decide the next steps with a GI doc, your OB, or your GP. Get a thorough physical exam with your GP and start there for more answers ...Read more

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34, F. Very mild abdominal discomfort just today/tonight & dull ache in lower back. I do tend to bend incorrectly when doing daily tasks. Related?

34, F. Very mild abdominal discomfort just today/tonight & dull ache in lower back. I do tend to bend incorrectly when doing daily tasks. Related?

Maybe/maybe not: Sorry for that answer, but some things that cause belly pain case cause back pain. Without examining you and running some tests, unable to tell you if related or not. Dr R ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain = discomfort of structures ...Read more